Search Results: "Steph Cha"


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DEAD SOON ENOUGH by Steph Cha
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Once more, Cha often sacrifices suspense and plot twists for a more philosophical approach to mystery, though she clearly knows where she wants to go."
Tracking the surrogate mother for a high-maintenance client leads a bright young shamus to delve into Armenian cultural history and the meaning of closure. Read full book review >

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FOLLOW HER HOME by Steph Cha
Released: April 16, 2013

"Cha's debut updates Marlowe's dark and dangerous LA to modern times while keeping the quirky characters and a twisty mystery that will hold readers to the bitter end."
A young woman's obsession with a fictional detective involves her in a real-life murder. Read full book review >

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BEWARE BEWARE by Steph Cha
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"Danger, moral ambiguities, noir atmosphere and twists a snake would find hard to follow abound in this cautionary tale."
A Korean-American woman drifts from Yale into a job as a private investigator. Read full book review >

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THE YEAR OF OUR WAR by Steph Swainston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 18, 2005

"Archaeologist Swainston—and her lyrical debut—got terrific press in England. Deservedly so."
"You wanna live forever?" the troopers cry in Heinlein's Starship Troopers as they go bug-slaying. And in British fantast Swainston's big bug-filled debut, one person does want to live forever amid the Circle called The Immortals. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 3, 2012

"A useful, pertinent work for understanding the human story behind the headlines."
From the former director of Asian Affairs at the National Security Council, an eye-opening view of the closed, repressive dictatorship of North Korea. Read full book review >

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The Professionals by Grace Cha
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 31, 2014

"A well-written, character-driven story swamped by exposition."
Cha's debut is a romantic dramedy of errors focused on two adults as they navigate the complicated waters of modern life and love—and their own overlapping destinies. Read full book review >

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From Korea to California by Grace Cha
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A sensitively told educational story of particular interest to caretakers interested in educating children about Korean-American history."
In this historical fiction picture book, Cha (The Professionals, 2014) uses one family's story to share an overview of Korean immigration to California during the first half of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 2, 2013

"A new love adds depth to this engaging story of personal growth."
The abrupt end to her marriage left climber and skydiver Davis (High Infatuation: A Climber's Guide to Love and Gravity, 2007) depressed and without a sense of purpose—but not for long. Read full book review >

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UNBOUND by Steph Jagger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"A middling memoir of self-discovery."
On a skiing trip around the world, the author loses herself in order to find herself and unexpectedly finds love in the process. Read full book review >

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THE LAST WEYNFELDT by Martin Suter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"Although enjoyable, Weynfeldt's story doesn't leave much of a lasting impression, for better or worse."
Fine art, fine wine, and old money collide with forgery and extortion in Zurich. Read full book review >

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MAXIM'S ALL NIGHT DINER by Mikka Haugaard
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 25, 2017

"Too twee for its own good. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Annabel's curious about witches; will that be the end of her? Read full book review >

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UNTOLD STORIES by Kate Cockrill
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 22, 2014

"By telling the untold, these essays illuminate and help normalize reproductive experiences outside the norm."
Seventeen short essays explore nonstereotypical experiences of pregnancy, childbirth, and child-raising, including the choice to be child-free. Read full book review >